AMD Ryzen CPUs Will Be Available With New Stock Coolers

Subject: Cases and Cooling | February 22, 2017 - 01:04 AM |
Tagged: Wraith, ryzen, hsf, AMD Wraith, amd

Information recently leaked online detailing how AMD will package its retail Ryzen offerings. In addition to the usual processor-only trays for OEMs and system integrators, AMD will offer retail boxed Ryzen processors with a basic HSF (heatsink-fan), circular 95W Wraith Spire cooler, 140W Wraith Max HSF depending on the processor as well as CPU-only boxes of the X-series (e.g. Ryzen 7 1700X) processors for enthusiasts looking to choose their own air or liquid cooler.

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Image via Informtica Cero.

TechPowerUp is reporting that a basic cooler similar to AMD’s pre-Wraith style of heatsinks will be packaged with the lower end Ryzen 3 and Ryzen 5 chips – mainly the 65W models. Moving up the processor lineup, the non-X Ryzen 5 and Ryzen 7 processors (up to Ryzen 7 1700) will be bundled with a new “Wraith Spire” cooler that sports a circular design with curved aluminum fins and an (approximately) 80mm fan. This new HSF is rated at 95W and measures 109mm x 103mm x 54mm and is allegedly engineered to be a low noise cooling solution.

Stepping things up a notch, the “Wraith Max” is a tweaked FX-era Wraith cooler (horizontal boxed design with a single fan) that can handle up to 140W processors and has been designed with noise levels in mind while not sacrificing too much performance. It measures 105mm x 108mm x 85mm so it is a fair bit taller than the Wraith Spire. This cooler will come with the higher end eight core Ryzen chips such as the Ryzen 7 1700X and 1800X.

The X variants will also be available in WOF (without fan-heatsink) packages that come in retail boxes but without any heatsink. These WOF packages should come in a bit cheaper than the processor+HSF multipacks and will be ideal for users wanting to use liquid cooling or a higher end air cooler for overclocking.

Thanks to previous leaks that have revealed the box art, AMD will be clearly marking the retail packages to show which cooler is coming with which processor. Further, XFastest has posted images of the basic Ryzen (non-Wraith) heatsink, and you can see (albeit tiny) images of the Wraith Spire and Wraith Max in the leaked table (above, from Informatica Cero).

Sebastian seemed to be very impressed by the original Wraith cooler where he found it to be a significant improvement over AMD’s previous OEM designs and able to match the Hyper 212 Evo in cooling performance (though the Wraith couldn’t quite match it in noise levels due to its smaller fan). So long as AMD maintains quality control and builds on the previous Wraith’s strengths (and hopefully larger fans, at least on the Max), they should be good little coolers. I am interested to see the new Wraith coolers in detail and how well they perform. I suspect many readers will be opting for the CPU-only packages, but for those readers that just want a simple bundled cooling solution I hope the Wraith Spire and Wraith Max turn out to be good deals.

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Source: TechPowerUp

February 22, 2017 | 02:54 AM - Posted by KevinM (not verified)

The Wraith coolers look really good to me. Probably the best stock cooling to date offered by any processor manufacturer.

February 22, 2017 | 04:12 AM - Posted by Leadbelly (not verified)

Nice to see a descent cooler packaged with a cpu for a change. This should help people get up and running, without the added cost of a new cooler right off the bat. A better cooler can always be added at a later date.

February 22, 2017 | 04:19 AM - Posted by Daniel Nielsen (not verified)

Oh so these dont have to go straight into the trash bin once you unbox it.

February 22, 2017 | 08:48 AM - Posted by Tim Verry

haha yeah i at one point had a bix of intel stocj coolers that had never been used and still had the thermal pads :p. I think i eventually threw them away durimg a move - not sure why i kept them so long.

February 22, 2017 | 07:11 AM - Posted by Kraaketaer

That Xfastest "stock Ryzen heatsink" seems like an obvious fake.
a) The "Ryzen" logo on the sticker very conveniently is distorted just so that it's more or less flat from the perspective of the photo. Almost like it was copied out of some promo image and pasted on, no?
b) The fan and heatsink are dusty and grimy, obviously old and well-used. The Ryzen sticker is so clean (and devoid of any reflections which an actual sticker would have) that it, again, seems obviously fake.
c) Look at those heatpipes. They're corroded/have a significant patina. That heatsink is OLD. Judging from the dust, it's been in use in a grimy environment for quite some time.
d) If the point above is because it's an engineering sample used for stress testing or the like, why would they have a Ryzen sticker on it at all? Retail products are branded. ES products have serial numbers and useful information on them.
e) Given AMDs focus on nice stock heatsinks lately, why on earth would they release such a monstrosity?

Not to mention that it's clearly an old Phenom II stock cooler: https://www.sevenforums.com/hardware-devices/189259-amd-phenom-ii-x4-955...
That literally took me 5 seconds of googling.

The other two, though, seem plausible.

February 22, 2017 | 07:45 AM - Posted by Spunjji

Good catch!

February 22, 2017 | 08:50 AM - Posted by Tim Verry

Yeah I may as well be eating bacon jerky with the amount of salt all these Ryzen leaks should be taken with (if you dont know that stuff has hella sodium even compared to normal jerky). It certainly would taste better! :-).

February 22, 2017 | 08:22 AM - Posted by siriq

Someone already got the mounting kit to AM4 mobo. Pretty easy to get it.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f8h0rPE7T8A

February 22, 2017 | 10:13 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Honestly I wish they would stop bundling stock coolers. They are just a bad experience for the uninformed whom then spread misinformation when their CPU is at max temp.

February 23, 2017 | 01:39 AM - Posted by Kraaketaer

The high-end 1700x and 1800x at the very least have options for 'WOF' ("without fan") packages. Those are the ones available for pre-order.

February 25, 2017 | 11:32 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Intels Delta coolers have always worked just fine for me. They come with good thermal compound pre applied as well. A lot of the aftermarket stuff is really for the uninformed who dont realize how important TIM and IHS performance really are.

February 22, 2017 | 01:22 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Best Stock cooler available, yes please.

February 22, 2017 | 03:37 PM - Posted by Mr_raider (not verified)

Is Am4 using a different mounting mechanism than the venerable am2/3 series?

February 22, 2017 | 04:06 PM - Posted by siriq

Only need a mounting kit and you good to go.

Example, this water cooling kit came without the AM4 mounting bracket but Be Quiet! sent me one , free of charge.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f8h0rPE7T8A

February 25, 2017 | 04:37 PM - Posted by Tim Verry

I believe the holes for AM4 for attaching coolers are slightly different than AM3. You would need a mounting kit/adapter but so long as you have one of those you can use an older cooler on the new platform.

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